Obituary: Sophia Rose DaSilva

Sophia Rose DaSilva

NAUGATUCK — Sophia Rose DaSilva, 10, passed away on Sunday, July 17, at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford surrounded by her loving family.

Sophia was born on Aug. 8, 2000 in Derby, daughter of Aires and Miquelina DaSilva.

She enjoyed scrap booking, swimming, art projects and soccer. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She had a larger than life sense of humor and a smile to go with it. Sophia was an all-around great person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Besides her parents of Naugatuck she is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Firmino and Maria (Alcina) Teixeira; paternal grandparents, Alberto and Candida DaSilva; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a great-grandmother.

The funeral will be held on Friday, July 22, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. Friends may call at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect on Thursday, July 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to: American Cancer Society/New England Division P.O. Box 1004 Meriden, CT 06450, or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford CT 06106.

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